The 2008 listings for country house opera dates and venues from all over the UK and Ireland:

Greater London:

Holland Park

Address: Holland Park W8

Tel: 0845 230 9769

Website: www.rbkc.gov.uk/ohphollandpark/general/

Il Trovatore Verdi

Dates running: 3 – 20 June

La Filled u Regiment Donizetti

Dates running: 4 – 21 June

The Magic Flute Mozart

Dates Running: 28 June – 12 July

Tosca Puccini

Dates Running: 1 – 13 July

La Gioconda Ponchielli

Dates Running: 22 July – 9 August

Iolanta Tchaikovsky

Dates Running: 25 July – 8 August

Chiswick House

Address: Chiswick, London W4

Tel: 07956 586 966

Website: www.chfriends.org.uk Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 26 June

Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park

Address: Greenwich

Tel: 0208 858 7755

Website: www.friendsofgreenwichpark.org.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 25 August

South East:

Glyndebourne

Address: Lewes, East Sussex cBN8 5UU

Tel: 01273 812 321

Website: www.glyndebourne.com

L’Incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi

Dates Running: 18 May – 4 July

Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky

Dates Running: 21 May – 11 July

Albert Herring Crozier

Dates Running: 14 June – 19 July

Carmen Bizet

Dates Running: 6 July – 31 August

Hansel and Gretel Strauss

Dates Running: 20 July – 29 August

Love and Other Demons Marquez

Dates Running : 10 August – 30 August

Grange Park Opera

Address: The Coach House, 12 St Thomas St, Winchester SO23 9HF

Tel: 01962 868 600

Website: www.grangeparkopera.co.uk

La Fanciulla de West Puccini

Dates Running: 4 June – 4 July

Blue Beard Offenbach

Dates Running: 5 June – 3 July

Bryn Terfel

Dates Running: 6 July

Rusalka Dvorak

Dates Running: 22 June – 9 July

Falstaff Verdi

Dates Running: 12 – 20 July

Dido and Aeneas/The Judgement of Paris Purcell/Eccles

Dates Running: 18 July

Harold Hillier Gardens

Address: Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0QA

Tel: 01794 368 787

Website: www.gardenopera.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 9 August

Goodnestone Park Gardens

Address: Nr Wingham, Goodnestone, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL

Tel: 01227 787787

Website: www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 23 August

Garsington Manor

Address: Garsington, Oxford OX44 9DH

Tel: 01865 361 636

Website: www.garsingtonopera.org

L’Incoronazione di Dario Vivaldi

Dates Running: 4 June – 5 July

Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart

Dates Running: 7 June – 4 July

The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky

Dates Running: 19 June – 6 July

Waddesdon Manor

Address: Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH

Tel: 01296 652 343

Website: www.waddesdon.org.uk/events/sep_08/cosi_fan_tutte_dairy.html

Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart

Dates Running: 7 September

Hambleden Estate

Address: Dairy Lane, Greenlands, Henley on Thames RG9 3AS

Tel 01491 571353

Website www.thehambledenestate.com

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 5 June

West Green House Gardens

Address: Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8JB

Tel: 01252 844 611

Website: www.westgreenhousegardens.co.uk/Opera.htm

Falstaff Verdi

Dates Running: 2 August

Die Fledermaus Strauss

Dates Running: 9 – 10 August

Il Mondo Della Luna Haydn

Dates Running: 16 – 17 August

Greyfriars Garden

Address: Winchelsea, Sussex

Tel: 01797 222 723

Website: www.gardenopera.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 21 June

The Deanery

Address: Bampton, Oxfordshire

Tel: 01993 851876

Website: www.bamptonopera.org/index.htm

Paer Leonora Ferdinando

Dates Running: 18 – 19 July

East of England

Bouncers Farm

Address: Wickham Hall Lane, Wickham Bishops, Essex, CM8 3JJ

Tel: 01621 894 112

Website: www.operaintheorchard.co.uk

The Impresario Mozart

Dates Running: 12 – 13 July

Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni

Dates Running: 12 – 13 July

Stanley Hall

Address: Halstead, Essex CO9 2LY

Tel: 01787 222 619

Website: www.stanleyhall.co.uk/welcome2.html

Un Giorno di Regno Verdi

Dates Running: 19 – 22 June

Glemham Hall

Address: Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Tel: 01473 433 100

Website: www.glemhamhall.co.uk/events.html

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 8 June

The Marriage of Figaro

Dates Running: 20 July

Kentwell Hall

Address: Long Melford, Suffolk CO 10 9BA

Tel: 01787 310 207

Website: www.kentwell.co.uk/ConcertsAndTheatre

Madame Butterfly Puccini

Dates Running: 19 July

Yeomen of the Guard Gilbert and Sullivan

Dates Running: 2 August

Mannington Hall

Address: Norwich, Norfolk NR11 7BB

Tel: 01263 584175

Website: web.mac.com/rogerwalpole/iWeb/2008%20Website/Events.html

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 1 August

Thurston End Hall

Address: Hawkedon, Nr Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk

Tel: 01284 769 505

Website: www.gardenopera.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 16 August

Midlands

The Old Hall

Address: Lowdham, Nottinghamshire

Tel: 0790 334 0858

Website: www.doverbecktrust.org.uk

The Marriage of Figaro Mozart

Dates Running: 28 June

Walcot Hall

Address Lydbury, North Shropshire SY7 8AZ

Tel 01588 680570

Website www.walcothall.com/news/php

The Barber of Seville Rossini

Dates Running: 6 – 7 June

Clonter Opera

Address Swettenham Heath, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2LR

Tel 01260 224514

Website www.clonteropera.com

Carmen Bizet

Dates Running: 17 July – 4 October

South West

Longborough

Address: Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, CGL56 0QF

Tel: 01451 830292

Website: www.longboroughopera.com

La Traviata Verdi

Dates Running: 11 June – 26 July

The Cunning Little Vixen Janacek

Dates Running: 27 June – 5 July

Das Rheingold Wagner

Dates Running: 15 July – 19 July

The Coronation of Poppea Monteverdi

Dates Running: 18 July

Lacock Abbey

Address: Lacock, nr Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2LG

Tel: 0870 300 0579

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-events/w-events-find_event.htm?propertyIF=319

Die Fledermaus

Dates Running: 16 August

Iford Manor

Address: Iford, Wiltshire BA15 2BA

Tel: 01225 868 124

Website: www.ifordarts.co.uk

The Marriage of Figaro Mozart

Dates Running: 19 June – 5 July

Giasone Cavalli

Dates Running: 11 July – 19 July

Un Giorno di Regno Verdi

Dates Running: 22 July – 02 August

The Orangery

Address: Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG

Tel: 01993 851876

Website: www.bamptonopera.org/index.htm

Apollo and Hyacinth Mozart

Dates Running 24 – 25 August

Le Cinesi Gluck

Dates Running 24 – 25 August

Delamore House

Address Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9RF

Tel: 01752 837441

Website: www.newdevonopera.co.uk

Rigoletto Verdi

Dates running 31 July

Ugbrooke House

Address Chudleigh, Devon TQ13 0AD

Tel 01626 852179

Website www.ugbrooke.co.uk/index.htm

Rigoletto Verdi

Dates running 25-26 July

North of England

Alnwick Garden

Address Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU

Tel 01665 511350

Website www.alnwickgarden.com/news_events/view_event.asp?id=585

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 15 June

Wales

Aberglasney Gardens

Address Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH

Tel 01558 668998

Website www.aberglasney.org/index.php?page=view_news&news_id=64

L’Elisir D’Amore Donizetti

Dates Running: 13 July

Scotland

Cawdor Castle

Address Nairn IV12 5RD

Tel 01667 404401

Website www.cawdorcastle.com/news.cfm

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates Running: 26 June

Culross Abbey House

Address Culross, Dunfermline

Tel 01383 880349

Website www.culrossfestival.com

Madame Butterfly Puccini

Dates Running: 2 August

Bodnant Gardern

Address Near Conwy

Tel 01492 650 460

Website www.gardenopera.co.uk

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates running 13 July

N Ireland

Castleward

Address Strangford, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland BT30 7LS

Tel 02892 639545

Website www.castlewardopera.com

Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart

Dates running 30 May – 21 June

Republic of Ireland

Borris House

Address Borris, Co Carlow

Tel +353 53 925 5071

Website www.blackstairsopera.com

Gianni Schicchi Puccini

Dates running 4 – 5 July

Johnstown Castle

Address Wexford, Co. Wexford

Tel +353 53 91 22 400

Website www.wexfordopera.com/home.php

Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden) Rimsky-Korsakov

Dates running 16 – 31 October

The Mines of Sulphur Bennett

Dates running 17 October – 1 November

Tutti in Maschera (Everyone in Disguise) Pedrotti

Dates running 18 October – 2 November

Loughcrew Garden

Address Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland

Tel +353 498541356

Website www.loughcrew.com/opera_08.html

Don Pasquale Donizetti

Dates running 27 – 28 June

Dates of village fetes Summer 2008

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